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Third Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Smith College - 2016: Getting Started

March 5, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sample User Biography

About me
I am a new user who is passionate about women's history.

First Edit-a-thon (upcoming)
March 5, 2016, Smith College

Conflict of Interest Statement
I, User:janedoe, Jane Doe, am a student at Smith College. As a member of Smith College community, I am also affiliated with the Smith College Special Collections and the Smith College Museum of Art. The Smith College Special Collections are dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the College and the history of women in America and around the world and are cultural institutions per WP:GLAM. I accept the editing conditions specified at that page. I will not make any edits that would not be beneficial to the goals of Wikipedia. My main edits will consist of the following activities:

  • Creating or enhancing existing biographies of notable American women based on both published and original primary source materials
  • Creating or enhancing existing biographies of other notable scholars, researchers, and cultural figures, especially those of under-represented populations
  • Creating or enhancing existing entries for women’s activist and cultural organizations based on both published and original primary source materials
  • Adding authoritative references, citations, and images to improve the quality of existing articles of all types
  • Updating project pages related to GLAM and to the Sophia Smith Collection, the College Archives, and the Smith College Museum of Art

I will modify my editing behavior based on problems cited by other editors or if my editing conflicts with other Wikipedia guidelines. I ask that other editors do not hesitate to contact me, via my user talk page, if I appear to be going against this declaration.

Get help from Esther Roth-Katz

Esther Roth-Katz


Young Library 108

Libraries Service Desk:

Welcome Smith Editors!

2016 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Visit Smith's Meetup Page

Who: Anyone interested in improving women's history coverage on Wikipedia. All are welcome to come and learn to edit and contribute to articles on women's history and Smith alumnae artists. Support will be on hand to help you learn during the events. 

How: Register at Smith's Smith's 2016 Edit-a-thon Meetup Page

When: March 5, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Neilson Library, Smith College (central lobby area)

What to bring: Laptops and power cords (or borrow from the library)

Twitter hashtags: #SmithWiki2016, #Wikiwomen

#SmithWiki2016    @OpenGlam    #openGLAM    #wmnhist   #ArtAndFeminism   
 #Wikiwomen    #usethe19th    #ChangeTheRatio